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Album Stream: The Phoenix Foundation - Pegasus (Music Month Special)

Album Stream: The Phoenix Foundation - Pegasus (Music Month Special)

Friday 8th May, 2015 1:37PM

Last week we kicked off our annual Music Month feature by streaming the 2005 self-titled debut album from noiseniks Die! Die! Die!. Continuing with the theme of records celebrating their 10th birthday, this week we present the sophomore release from Wellington outfit The Phoenix Foundation.

Trotting in on the heels of their 2003 debut Horsepower, The Phoenix Foundation's second album Pegasus saw the band shift from mellow indie-rock to more cinematic soundscapes that incorporated a whole plethora of sounds, including unconventional instruments like the theremin, banjo and electric violin. Other changes that were ushered in ahead of the album's release was the group's move from local label Capital Records to Australasian indie label FMR, and bass player Warner Emery came on board replacing Tim Hansen. The six-strong groupwas now made up of Luke Buda, Will Ricketts, Samuel Flynn Scott, Richie Singleton, Conrad Wedde and Emery.

The almost-sinister sounding album has been described as a watershed moment by Samuel Flynn Scott, who said it was “the point where people outside of us, DJs, music journos and our friends started listening". Pegasus was recorded and mixed by Lee Prebble at The Surgery  in Wellington over 2004-2005, before heading over to Sydney for mastering by Don Bartley. Following its release the album found itself charting in the Top 10 and deservedly going gold. Pegasus is set to be re-released on vinyl later this year, but you can stream it now below...

With thanks to The Phoenix Foundation


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